Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face. It will impact every region and every sector of the global economy, impacting also human health and our natural and urban environments. Despite these threats, key sectors such as transport and energy have failed to react and invest in sustainable technologies.
It is clear that we require smart, sustainable, and disruptive approaches to urban infrastructure to ensure a better future for people, our ecosystems and planet. Our project is committed to these approaches and to tackling climate change.
For example, our project will address the carbon footprint of travel in cities by reducing motor transport journeys. It will also generate renewable energy from solar, wind, hydro and kinetic sources and will be capable of adapting to climate impacts such as extreme flooding.
There is still a long way to go for governments to match climate ambition with concrete investments, but recently we’ve been excited to see that our allies across Europe are committing greater resources to tackle climate change. For example, after meeting with the young climate activist Greta Thunberg, the European Commission announced that, “every fourth euro spent within the EU budget will go towards action to mitigate climate change”. We’re excited about this announcement as it indicates a new commitment and political will for change. We look forward to working closely with our European allies to support ambitious climate action.